The 2023 British Open Speedgolf Championships
were hosted at Sunningdale Heath Golf Club
on Sunday 27 August 2023
18 Hole – 1 Day Championship
One of the most unique events in the British Golfing Calendar, welcome to a faster pace of golf: Speedgolf!
The 2023 British Open Speedgolf Championships were won by Luke Willett, he shot 67 in 25 minutes and 39 seconds to secure his victory. Equally impressive was Lauren Cupp who scooped the British Speedgolf Women’s Title, she shot 68 in 40 minutes and 5 seconds! William Mannering became the British Junior Speedgolf Champion shooting 68 in 31 minutes and 12 seconds.
Watch the video below, there are snippets of plenty of players – who can you spot? Please share the YouTube link on any socials to help spread the #Speedgolf word!
Check out the results and be sure to return for further updates!
Congratulations to William Mannering who shot the full 18 holes in 68 strokes in 31 minutes and 12 seconds to take the British Speedgolf Junior Title.
This was particularly impressive since it was William’s first speedgolf tournament. He said ” A totally new concept to play golf, accessible to all ages and abilities, keeps you fit, no slow play, fast, competitive and fun”
His performance placed him 4th in the overall Open Championship results. Read his story in The Week Junior
Key skills for success:
Running or jogging: Players need to have good endurance and cardiovascular fitness to run or jog throughout the course while carrying their golf clubs.
Golfing skills: Players must have good golfing skills, including accuracy, distance control, and putting skills.
Time management: Players need to be able to manage their time effectively and make quick decisions on the course. They need to plan their shots in advance, take quick and efficient swings, and move quickly between shots.
Mental toughness: Speedgolf can be mentally challenging, players need to stay focused and avoid distractions, even when they get tired.
Watch this video of the 2021 Champion Luke Willett play Speedgolf at the host venue for the 2023 championship at Sunningdale Heath Golf Club
The video was shot and created by John Taylor – thanks to Luke and John for sharing this! We hope you agree it gives a real feel for the speedgolf experience.
Be part of something different in golf. Every year the event welcomes those new to the sport that take a leap of faith and take on this as a golfing challlenge.
The 2022 Champion was Ireland’s Rob Hogan!
He shot 79 in 35 minutes and 37 seconds in round 1, then 75 in 34 minutes and 47 seconds in Round 2 giving him the lowest combined Speedolf score.
The Springs provided an amazing venue and the course was pristine and perfect for Speedgolf, thank you!
Kathy Leppard became our 2022 Women’s Speedgolf Champion.
Watch this video of the the fastest player at the Springs
Jamie Taylor-Caldwell, he managed to complete his second round, 18 holes, in just 29 minutes and 32 seconds – one of the fastest recorded 18 hole rounds in any Speedgolf tournament in the world – many will find that speed of pace unbelievable! He completed that round with just 1 club, a 7 iron. Jamie went on to break that pace by going even faster at the 2023 British Speedgolf Open at Sunningdale Heath, finishing in a staggering 22 minutes and 26 seconds, albeit on a much shorter course!